The Nondestructive Characterization Institute advances
the fields of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) and characterization (NDC) through collaborative
R&D applied to real-world problems.
To meet mission goals, we work closely with universities, institutes and other laboratories around the world.
We not only generate 3D images of an object, we seek a quantitative understanding of its 3D physical and chemical makeup.
NDC is an exciting scientific field that involves the use of sophisticated sources, detectors, data acquisition, simulation/modeling, algorithms, and computing. Our Institute draws from experts in these fields from LLNL, the U.S., and around the world.
Recent R&D has been applied in advanced projects for government (DOE, DHS, DOD, NASA, and DARPA) and industrial sponsors.